Friday, September 12, 2014

Just Between Friends: Consignment Sale #BestDeal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Just Between Friends of Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. This program is in partnership with Real Mom Media. All opinions are my own.

Having kids can be expensive. It amazes me how quickly they grow out of clothes and shoes! Plus, with Christmas and 2 birthdays between October and January, we blow through our budget in no time.  Thankfully, when I was pregnant with Grace, my mom and I happened to see a sign for the local Just Between Friends sale and since I have shopped consignment sales and paid a fraction of the retail cost for my kids clothes and toys.

I had the chance to visit the Overland Park Just Between Friends Sale this week and it didn't disappoint. There is a huge selection of clothes, toys, books, and all sorts of baby gear to choose from. I received $25 to shop with and set off on a mission to finish Connor's fall wardrobe, get Halloween costumes, and find Christmas presents for both kids. I'm happy to say that I more than accomplished my goal and got some amazing deals!

For Connor, I needed fall shoes, church and play clothes. Due to time constraints (grandma had to get to work!) I wasn't able to spend too long in the clothing section but I found:

Old Navy Flannel Shirt & Jeans- $3
Cars Shirt & Pants- $3
2 Carters Sleepers- $5

Tommy Plaid Shirt and Jeans- $4.50
Baby Gap jeans- $4.50
Peter Pan hat/bow set- $3.50

OshKosh Shoes- new- $6.50
Black Dress Shoes- $4

Grace is pretty picky about her clothes right now so I don't buy her much without her approval. But she did need warm PJs and a coat so I found a few things for her.
2 Carters PJs with tutus- $10- This is a little more than what I would normally spend on PJs, but she's refusing to wear anything but fancy nightgowns or tutu PJs right now so I was willing to spend more to get something she will actually wear.
Gymboree Pink Coat- $12

Grace decided the week before that she wants to be Tinkerbell for Halloween and Connor should be Peter Pan. I wasn't sure if I was motivated enough to make a Tinkerbell costume and was thrilled when I found a perfect one at the sale (it even has a tutu!) I also was looking for dress up clothes for Connor as he's been wearing Grace's dresses lately when they plays dress up.
Thomas the Train costume- New- $5.50
Tinkerbell costume- $4.50
Fireman costume- $3.50

I love giving books for Christmas and birthday gifts and I found both of these for Connor:

Disney Storybook Collection- $3
Touch and Feel Baby Animals- $1

I have been planning to buy Grace an "Our Generation" doll for her birthday gift and I was hoping to find some accessories at the sale. It must have been my lucky day because I found the ultimate accessory that Grace will adore:
All she plays with right now are her ponies and babies so she is going to flip out when she sees it. It retails for $36 and I got it for $10!

In total, after my $25 credit, I spent a total of $65.60. I would have spent that on the Halloween costumes alone at a retail store! Have I mentioned how much I love the Just Between Friends sales?? For more information about the sales, visit the JBF Lees Summit website and Facebook page and the JBF Overland Park website and Facebook page!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Just Between Friends of Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. This program is in partnership with Real Mom Media. All opinions are my own.

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